Being a pet owner is a great thing, but it comes with a great responsibility to take care of your companion animals because they can’t take care of themselves. However, there are times when you will not be able to be there for them always. Sometimes life happens, and you have to leave for an important meeting and leave your pet alone.
You are busy, and you are budget conscious as well, and it is understandable that you get a quick fix to take care of your pet while you are away and most of the times rely on your neighbour’s teenage daughter when travel keeps you away from your pets. It is either that or those apps these days that get you teenage pet sitters cheap, but it is advised that you stop and think about it.
There are numerous stories regarding a teenage pet sitter doing some horrific stuff to the home they’ve been pet sitting at by trashing homes, stealing and harming property and much worse cases have come out where they’ve been involved in pet abuse and death.
It is the time that pet owners should start taking seriously and get educated about the most important thing concerning their pets’ wellbeing. The first thing to start from is taking the term ‘pet sitter’ more seriously and stop using it carelessly. You just cannot refer it to your family friend and or your neighbourhood teenager because pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters offer peace of mind that other pet care solutions or options never do.
The reason we opt to go for a high school student is that they are going to charge us less, and it is tempting to save up some cash, but it all comes at a cost. Would any individual who is not a professional pet sitter be able to spot early signs of renal failure in your senior cat.
If encountered with a severe problem while you are away, would they know when to rush your pet to the vet, but a professional pet sitter would. Would they know what to do if there enter your home and find a broken window, open door and missing pets, a professional pet sitter would.
It is strongly advised that you always go for a professional pet sitter who knows how to react in a tricky situation and end up saving your pets’ life where a non-professional pet sitter would lose the plot and end up making that bargain look costly.